blockchain

Blockchain is a critical part of the bitcoin peer-to-peer payment system. The bitcoin system works using a blockchain ledger to record transactions. The blockchain ledger helps to provide transparency for transactions.

Although many bitcoin transactions are in some ways anonymous, the blockchain ledger can link individuals and companies to bitcoin purchases and ownership by allowing individual parties, called miners, to process payments and verify transactions. Rather than a central company presiding over the use of bitcoin, these blockchain originators serve central roles in the management and administration of this alternative currency system.

The system can also be used to verify transparancy in other transactions.

 

Larisa Blazic is a London-based artist, feminist hacker and educator. She is currently artist in residence at the DECODE project.

 

When it comes to food, our demands are high. Could blockchain be the solution to the lack of transparency in de food chain?

 

DSI talks is a series of events that investigates technologies and their ability to solve sustainable challenges.

 

The Institute of Network Cultures has published a second MoneyLab reader, titled 'Overcoming the Hype'.

 

The Permissionless Society is an Amsterdam Meetup for Blockchain and Social Innovation, organised by Blockchain Workspace.

 

One month after the annual Transmediale in Berlin, I feel the urge to look back on the experience. It took some time to digest the dense programme, that was divided along four thematic lines: Anxious to Make, Anxious to Share, Anxious to Secure & Anxious to Act. It consisted of over 80 sessions and brought together hundreds of artists, researchers, curators, hackers and designers keen to reflect how the world is transforming under the technological changes that have hit us over the past forty years or more.

 

A new year has started, a fitting moment for predictions. Which themes will change the image of 2015?